Razer Blade Stealth - Upgradable SSD?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by RoyalTartToter, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. RoyalTartToter

    RoyalTartToter New Member

    I love the look of this laptop, and I'm about to drop a grand to get one. The only question I have is if you can upgrade the solid state drive after purchasing this laptop?
     
  2. joeg3000

    joeg3000 New Member

    The ssd is on the motherboard as far as I know. You could theoretically upgrade it but it would be a risk.
     
  3. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    The first round of Stealths are arriving this week, my buddy is getting his on Wednesday. Once they land, we'll have a better idea if they upgradable at all. Just give it a few more days.
     
  4. joeg3000

    joeg3000 New Member

    I'm excited to get mine! It says it will ship on Friday.
     
  5. RoyalTartToter

    RoyalTartToter New Member

    Thanks bmoconno, please keep me updated on how it looks.
    Yeah, I am pretty excited to get one as well, just waiting off to know if this ssd upgrade is possible so I can get the 128GB version and feel safe knowing I can upgrade if I need more room, otherwise I'll have to wait a little longer and save up more to buy one with a bigger ssd.
     
  6. greatking

    greatking Active Member

    You might be able to upgrade the ssd if the blade stealth is like the blade. Just letting you know the blade stealth will most likely be using a m2 ssd like the blade
     
  7. nagato7

    nagato7 Active Member

    I'm looking to get a razer blade stealth too. If the SSD is easy to replace it would be a great selling point. 128gb when games are hitting 30-40 gb is pretty rough.
     
  8. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    It's an ultrabook. It's not going to be upgradable. The closest thing you'll be able to do to increase your space is an external drive.
     
  9. you can't just say it is not upgradable because it is an ultrabook. I did upgrade my xps 13 without any problem.

    most likely the ram is soldered on mb just like some other 13", but ssd doesn't seem to be.

    yes its a pcie ssd.
     
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  10. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member


    Okay. Spend some money on one, crack it open, and show us the guts and tell me I'm wrong. I've been doing this for too long. You don't even have a picture on here.... 3 out of your 5 messages are on this thread.

    First of all, you are a noob. Second you are a troll. You don't even have a picture. Instant DQ.


    The Blade Stealth is a half of an inch thick and doesn't have any noticeable compartmentalization. I am assuming based on engineering IQ that the SSD is soldered onto the mainboard at the factory.
     
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  11. right right you're right Mr. engineer. do you even know what is a PCIe ssd? I'm just saying something that is officially stated in the product spec. you sound like you have posted something useful in this thread tho.
     
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  12. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    m2 pci-e ssds are tiny though, i doubt they are soldered as we have a choice of different options for the ssd. it would be much harder to do this if it was soldered on
     
  13. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    Clarification:::

    The SSD can be a PCIe and also soldered onto the mainboard and therefore not upgradable.

    I'm just saying its not worth buying one and immediately voiding the warranty to find out.

    And even if it is "upgradable"... would you want to? You would easily boot from a flash drive or use an external.

    Let's acknowledge that this thing is what it is... an ultrabook. And for that reason alone you're going to have a difficult time even getting it open let alone upgrading anything inside.
     
  14. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    Haha well that escalated quickly.
     
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  15. exactly.

    I don't care being called a noob and troll by a bronze. he's even saying that he's been doing this for too long..... I don't know what he's been doing but discreted PCIe ssd is pretty common even inside a half inch thick ultrabook like macbook air 13. plus WHY NOT to upgrade your device if you can spend the same money on better hardware like a samsung nvme ssd. if you care about voiding the warranty then just don't do it that's very simple. many people here in this section are trying to look for an answer to this I'm just trying to help instead of making jokes. if you actually wanna see some pictures I got one really good for you.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    Obviously, anything is upgradable if you don't mind voiding the warranty and/or hacking together a solution yourself.

    I think what @EDG3_GH0ST is trying to get across is that it isn't worth your time or warranty to upgrade the PCIe SSD when you could easily just carry around a nice external like the Samsung T3... we're probable going to see an explosion of thunderbolt external storage devices hitting the market soon, which will open up even more possibilities for us.

    Realistically, you probably shouldn't be loading the Stealth up with software, I'm sure the limited sizing options is in part because they expect you to use the Core as a sort of docking station where you'll have an attached external for storage for larger games and software packages.
     
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  17. true, but as for some canadian customers like me 128gb and 256gb of the QHD model is a $300 difference which is totally stupid as they're using a samsung PM951 ssd posted on other thread.

    p.s. sorry for my poor english i hope you can understand what i meant
     
  18. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I agree, @Reitaz, the price disparity between the two models is ridiculous. It's nearly the same in the US ($999 vs $1199). Which is why it's more economical to buy an external HDD with more space for less than that $300 CAD difference, plus you get to keep your warranty intact... which on an expensive piece of hardware like the Blade Stealth is definitely a comfort.

    You're free to do whatever you want, and now that people have started receiving their Blade Stealth orders, I'm sure we'll see a teardown soon and have a better idea of how much of a headache it's going to be to try to upgrade any of the components, but I wouldn't let that be a deciding factor for me. Once they are back in stock, I'm going to order the 128GB model and if it becomes necessary, I'll carry a small external with me.
     
  19. GameGH0ST

    GameGH0ST Active Member

    Thank you bro.

    Nice touch with the picture. Did you build that yourself or is it an upgrade?

    You're good bro I understand you just fine. And as far as this laptop... I dunno man. I like the idea of it for sure. And if the PCIe ssd is upgradable, they go ahead and upgrade it. After the warranty is expired and you have no other choice.

    Me... I'll be gaming on something with a little more punch and using the core for another project if it interacts properly with other things.

    I guess I'm too worried about my OSVR and my other devices to think too hard on the Blade Stealth. I can tell you one thing tho... it is mad stealthy. I just want integrated graphics and SLI or Crossfire with the Core. That's all I'm saying.

    Otherise... just be aware... this is not a "gaming laptop" its a portable Razer windows Ultrabook. With a USB port you still got mad options but I'm not tripping over some SSD. Who cares. I was at MicroCenter last week and I found a nasty flash drive for 20 bucks.

    Here's a picture for you.

    [​IMG]
     
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    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

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